Travelling to Australia for 2 weeks to play a few shows! Come and check it out…I know this painting doesn’t look very australian but it fits the touring vibe sort off…..and isn’t it winter right now there!?
Acidhall version of Crime Stopper – Drugs Addiction
Live Legowelt Acidhall version of the amazing CRIME STOPPER – ‘Drugs Addiction’ track as played in the Shadow Wolf Radio show – original from 1992 still has that Jamaican GOLDEN digital era 1985 – 1988 sound! Heavy TB303 and TR707 – which is apart from a legendary Chicago house drummachine also THE defacto digital era dubdancehall / Acidhall machine. Here are the lyrics if you want to sing along…
Madrid, Rotterdam & Amsterdam this weekend!
Hopping around from Spain to Holland at the end of the week, come and check it out if you are in the neighbourhood:
Friday 14th JuneI fly back to Holland to play a Legowelt live show at one of the final BAR parties in Rotterdam…Clone Records will take over with SERGE, Animistic Beliefs and legendary DJ FETTBURGER – Sadly the club will close end of this month so no excuse to miss this legendary party!!! tickets and more info and tickets here!
Saturday 15th of June I will do a ‘Digital Era Dub/Acidhall’ DJ set with xtreme dubecho& the ZION AntiBabylon TR707 at the Raggatron party in BRET Amsterdam (despite the RAGGATRON name having a close proximity to the music style Reaggaton it has nothing to do with that – I (and the organization of these parties) hate reagaton and it was fun to see last year at the Scheveningen edition that some larval specimens of human beings came to the show thinking it was such a party – instead they were tortured by heavy extreme DUB from the King Siloh soundsystem and my digital 707 ‘golden digi-dub era & ACIDHALL’ collection of tracks from Jamaica and London….resulting in them complaining to the managament ha!) Tickets no ticekts needed the event is free! and more info here!
‘Rain Season II’
A new painting called Rain Season II – It is now possible to purchase the original works but also limited signed art giclée art prints check out the gallery section!
DRUID II THEME Cover on a JVC KB700 Keyboard Synth
I tried to attain a bit of Druid atmosphere deep in my back garden near an ancient monastry wall
In the realm of obscure early 80s keyboard synths we have attained a HOLY GRAIL. Many hifi brands had synth or keyboard ranges, Technics, Phillips,but also HIFI VHS videorecorder consortium JVC had a keyboard line…
ENTER THE JVC KB700
The wonderment already begins with just looking at the machine. Creamy white, more buttons and blinking lights then you can handle, retro COMPUTER FONTS, stylishly embossed speakers -pure bliss for any synth keyboard dork
The most striking feature is this black plastic glass lid. Functioning as a sheet music stand once opened, it also gives you access to all kinds of buttons and parameters.
The wonderment doesn’t stop yet, words of a pure psychedelic poetic beauty grace this keyboard: FASCINATING CHORD – MAGIC FOOT SELECTOR COMPUCORDER are but a few examples of word choices.
So it is definitely a LOOKER …Soundwise its Minimal wave bliss all the way…..with a snappy analog and funky build in rhythm box, the usual auto accomp-chord stuff, unstable yet characteristic neurotic strings, funky solo synths and nottoo bad pianos.
Check out this cover of David M. Hanlon’s “DRUID II – Enlightenment” theme played on the JVC…all sound are from there, with a littlebit of delay and I driven the mixer a bit hot to get an even more FAUL sound:
A bit more info on this music: David M.Hanlon composed the original in 1987 for the videogame soundtrack of DRUID II: Enlightenment on the Commodore 64 – It is considered a bonafide Commodore 64 music classic with its incredible minimalistic sad melancholic stirring melodies. check it out below:
Some more PIX:
The JVC KB700 with its lid closed
Legowelt Live in Odessa
Saturday 1st of June Legowelt will play live in Odessa Ukraine for the very first time! At Sub Unit PORT club – tickets and info here (FB link). Check out that cool flyer they drew 🙂
Next Friday 31st of May there will be an exhibition of my and other artist’s paintings at the Grey Space gallery – Paviljoensgracht 20, The Hague. This is part of the ‘Uit Het Gareel’ event which is also part of the CRAVE Festival which will be happening that weekend. It will open at 16:00 with an official ‘grand’ opening at 20:00 till 22:30 ish – after that there is a party with Animistic Beliefs & Sterk Water playing live and other artists DJing! Come and say hello!!!
Legowelt plays GLADIO live in Cologne Germany this Friday
This Friday 24 May I will play a GLADIO live show at the GEWöLBE in Köln!
The new GLADIO album ‘MEANS TO FREEDOM’ is out any moment on L.I.E.S. records, if you haven’t checked it out yet listen to the snipps here on SC or check a few posts down below: